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Kollimalai is a beautiful Hill station situated in the southern part of the Saturagiri ranges in the eastern ghats ofNamakkal District. Kollimalai is a serene place with a pleasant, healthy and cool climate. It provides many beautiful vistas and a panoramic view.This is the second biggest herbal centre of Asia. The original inhabitants of this picturesque hill station are the Malayalis, a Tamil speaking Hindus. They are called as MalayalaKavundar. Ur-Kavundan is a chief. Large number of exogamous clans which they call vaguppus. A curious feature in connection with these vaguppus is that certain groups of them (called dayadivaguppus) are inter se exogamous also.